Finding the perfect pair of jeans doesn’t have to be a chore! With some great style cues from bloggers Catherine Field, Gerardine Jeune and Lisa Shoenberger, we give you the lowdown on finding your perfect fit.
I love my straight leg, straight fit jeans from Penningtons – I’m wearing a size 16 jean! Having an hourglass figure, I assumed the curvy fit would be better suited – but I was pleasantly surprised when the wonderful store manager brought me this pair to try on.
The straight fit accentuated my curves more with the stretch fabric that shaped and smoothed my legs, and I LOVE the contoured waist band that gives my posterior ample coverage. These jeans give and shape in all the right places and I just can’t say enough great things about them! I got them in black, as it’s a staple colour and can be worn from day to night, at work and for post-work drinks.
Find Catherine’s jeans here
I have a love and hate relationship with jeans. There is quite frankly always something off with the fit or comfort. Penningtons put me up to the challenge to find the perfect fit. They have a great variety of styles from straight legs to curvy so the bum and thighs can fit comfortably. I have long legs so this is also a factor to consider. I like the ones that stop at the ankles because I get to style them with cool socks or stockings.
I was looking for a pair that made me look slimmer (aren’t we all) so I gravitated towards the high-waisted jeans because they give me the impression that everything is tucked in tightly. I tried around 6-7 pairs with different styles, cut and colors but this one worked!
I went with the curvy fit in a skinny leg, it provides a great curve hugging fit and I don’t mind accentuating my thighs. I paired the jeans with a cool kimono found at Penningtons two summers ago and it just works!
The trick is to try on as many fits and legs as possible. Take your time to walk and sit in them to find the perfect one. It is possible to own different styles because we dress according to our mood so enjoy the process!
Find Geri’s jeans here
As we head into the month of April I finally feel like Spring is here and I can shed some layers and add some new pieces to my wardrobe. Of course an update wouldn’t be complete without some new denim. Denim is an integral part of any women’s wardrobe as it is such a versatile staple. It can be dressed up or down and worn to the office or for play.
I have to admit my denim game has certainly changed in the last year. I really wasn’t a huge fan of it because I always struggled with fit. So I tended to just keep a couple of basic pairs around but was never really excited to wear them. You see there isn’t much that is basic about my style so they often would collect dust in the closet lol.
But the plus size fashion industry has stepped up their denim game and Penningtons is helping lead the way. And let me tell you when you find your perfect fit like I did you may go a little crazy! So what is my perfect fit? It’s hands down the Curvy fit. They are designed for women like me who have larger hips and thighs and a smaller waist. At first this fit was only available in limited styles but now there are so many options to choose from – straight leg, skinny, boot cut and wide leg to name a few. Combine that with different washes, colours, embroidery, embellishments and distressing and you have many options to choose from.
For spring I fell in love with these high waisted faded black skinnies with a distressed knee and released hem. All of these details are so on trend right now. The fit is absolutely fantastic and I am confident that no matter what the style or wash, a size 28 curvy will always fit. Penningtons has achieved the holy grail of denim – a consistent and perfect fit. These also come in blue and I think they need to find their way to my closet.
Find Lisa’s jeans here
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and reinvigorate your wardrobe and find your perfect fit!